Students file million-euro lawsuit against Rotterdam college over graduation delay
Legal advice office for students LSR is taking the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences to court on behalf of dozens of students who claim the school caused delays to their studies. The LSR is claiming a total of over one million euros in compensation from the school, which amounts to 20 thousand euros per student, AD reports.
The affected students all studied the Bachelor of Medical Assistance program, which trains students to be paramedics and emergency care workers, among other things. According to LSR, the Rotterdam University of Applied Science requested a BIG-registration for students two years late. The BIG registration is a requirement to work in healthcare, and the students were unable to start internships without it.
"Students had to make extra costs due to the delay and could only later start a job. This reduces income, but also reduces the time for building a pension, for example." Gabriel van Rosmalen of the LSR said to the newspaper.